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When to Call A Doctor

Call your doctor if you develop a rash or flulike illness after you have been bitten by a tick or you could have been exposed to ticks. You should also call your doctor if you have facial paralysis, arthritis, or persistent dizziness or heart palpitations.

If you are taking oral antibiotics for Lyme disease and your symptoms do not improve within two to three weeks, call your doctor.

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